Organically-produced agricultural products
It was over 25 years ago that Berthold Dreher, founder and owner of the Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH company, first discovered his passion for organically-produced agricultural products. He gained his first experience in this area working at regional producer organisations Bioland Getreide (cereals) and Demeter Milch (milk). This was followed by positions in the production and marketing of organic beverages, and subsequently broad and varied experiences in organic trade with cereals for trading companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Expansion of trade in organic cereals
The next step of setting up his own business in his home town of Ostrach at the beginning of 2004 was part of the natural progression of Berthold Dreher being able to put his principles into practice. With the foundation of further companies, e.g. Organic Trading Ltd., Berthold Dreher responded to the changing demands of the organic market and, in particular, trade in organic cereals was expanded significantly.
Foundation of Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH
As the company grew so did the family, and this led to a change in location from Ostrach to Lustenau in Vorarlberg, Austria, and the establishment there of Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH. This was followed by the foundation of the German Dreher Agrarrohstoffe GmbH in Amtzell via which all trade in organic agricultural products was carried out.
Primarily as a result of various shifts in turnover away from organic cereals and towards refined organic products, Berthold Dreher decided to take the plunge and took the business in a new direction - by entering into storage and processing as well. The new headquarters of the company have been based at Hatternholzweg 4 on the Wangen-Schauwies industrial park since the end of May 2015. Here there is plenty of space for the offices as well as for the company's new storage facilities for organic cereals and organic seeds in loose as well as packaged form. By the end of the year, the new oil mill will also be put into operation at this location. All trading operations will also continue to be conducted from this site.
Long-standing contacts across the whole of Europe and further afield
The original role of a trader in creating a connection between farmers and their customers remains the cornerstone of this company and will continue to be so in the future. Personal contact with farmers, producer organisations, cooperatives, and wholesalers and retailers in the region and the whole of Europe over many years guarantees the continuous supply of organic raw materials of all types and qualities. The new storage possibilities for organic cereals, seeds and oil also enable regional contract cultivation arrangements with local farmers.